The Donkerbos Goats’ Enterprise Development (GED) project started in 2014 with funding from the Embassy on Finland in Namibia.
The project aims to contribute to an enabling environment for market-oriented production with marginalized groups in resettlement farms.
The specific objective of the action is to pilot the Goat Enterprise in Donkerbos as a commercially viable and sustainable approach to small stock development with vulnerable San people.
Through this initiative the following are for sale:
Breed: Pure Kalahari Reds
Price: N$ 2500-00 (negotiable)
Location: Donker...[Read more...]
From left-right: Ms. Mclesia Mbaisa (MLR), Ouma Magdalena Gamgawases (Drimiopsis), Mr. Johannes Abusema (Chairperson, Drimiopsis Committee), Hon. Clara Bohitile (Chairperson, FNB Foundation Namibia), Bernadette Shalumbu (DRFN), Mr. Tebele (Kalahari Constituency Office)
Thursday 21 September 2017, was a joyous occasion as the FNB Namibia Foundation handed over a sponsorship amount of N$100,000.00 to the DRFN in support of training activities in the three resettlement farms of Drimiopsis, Skoonheid and Donkerbos. This donation was made to the LISUP-4 project to support the on...[Read more...]
Water and Waste: Reduce and Reuse 27 August – 1 September 2017
As part of the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) Delegation, the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia attended the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden from 27th August – 1st September 2017.
A total of 24,5% of the Basin area lies within the Republic of Namibia with a population of app. 370000 who depend on water resources to be managed in a sustainable manner. Apart from Governments mandate to manage key water installations, civil society organisations in Namibia also play a vital role in addressing water related iss...[Read more...]
The DRFN had the privilege of hosting Vanda Kujbus a Masters student from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark for 3 months (April-June 2017). During her stay in Namibia Vanda was thrown in at the deep end of the Livelihoods Support Programme (LISUP-4); which is now in its fourth phase on implementation for her Masters thesis.
The objective of her research study was to examine the use of traditional plants for food in the three resettlement farms of Donkerbos, Drimiopsis and Skoonheid, and assess what is still gathered when as well as when these plants are harvested, and lastly look into ...[Read more...]